He supports the Freeszfe Association and condemns the curtailment of artistic freedom. We asked Robert Wilson about the why. He also sent a message to young Hungarians. AN INTERVIEW BY PANNI NÉDER.
When someone speaks about US and Hungarian theatrical relationships, you cannot miss his name. Philip Arnoult, head of the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) says that he spent his whole life in different spaces waiting for something to happen. And it was worth doing it. AN INTERVIEW BY
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His face is yellow beneath the high-gloss strap of the black crown. It’s almost phosphorescent. He is Richard the demon who knows what to think of a human being in order to corrupt him adequately. BY KATALIN GABNAI.
The new play of Péter Esterházy called Mercedes Benz premiered in Tesla Teátrum in a Reader’s Theater – apparently for a single special occasion. BY PÉTER POGRÁNYI.
The simplest recipe is that of success: write it, direct it, act it. That is the third season of In Treatment to a tee. BY JUDIT CSÁKI.
One in three: György Dragomán’s novel, The Bone Fire was set on stage in four theatres of three countries as a result of a special co-operation. By KRISZTINA VAGDALT.
The Whiskey Bandit turned out to be a professionally orchestrated, dynamic genre piece with convincing acting and splendid music. BY TÍMEA HUNGLER.
Radu Afrim: Retro bird hits the block and falls on the hot asphalt / National Theatre Târgu-Mureş Tompa Miklós Company
In the past everything was better, everything was better in the past. This is at least is certainly revealed in the gigantic venture of Radu Afrim in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș). REVIEW BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY.
Miért érdemes 2017-ben megnézni Chaplin 80 éves némafilmjét? SOÓS TAMÁS KRITIKÁJA.
A refugee hovering as a superhero-angel is the symbolic centre of Kornél Mundruczó’s film competing in Cannes, a grand opus stating the naivety and superfluity of miracles. REVIEW BY ZSOLT GYENGE.
Snow frozen stiff cracks under the hooves of a beautiful deer in the wintery forest of dreams saturated with a strange, atmospheric sense of reality. After many years Ildikó Enyedi gives us a story, food for thought and a bit of magic. BY ZSOLT GYENGE.
No matter how I look at it, being broke becomes Szabolcs Hajdu. It dresses him. With creativity, tightness and intensity. And he knows everything about the miseries embittering the life of Hungarian families today, about the rainbow of unhappiness and longing.
REVIEW BY SÁNDOR ZSIGMOND PAPP
REQUIEM FOR AN ESCAPE ARTIST
Diary of a Madman / Orlai Production Office – FÜGE Production – József Katona Theatre – MASZK Association
There is order within the head of Poprishchin. Things begin to change when this order starts interacting with the chaos of the outside world. REVIEW BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY.
I browse through the reviews, „the difficulty of the enterprise is indicated by the agony at the outset”, I see now and again, yes, this method works too, criticism replaced by ample quotes, what’s more, quoting a quote quoted by Esterházy. REVIEW BY GÁBOR NÉMETH.
Imitation of Life is a documentarist gothic tale in the manner of Kornél Mundruczó. BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY.
The booklet, already remarkable in itself as an object, contains illustrated essays originally published on litera.hu, and is a real bonus for the author.
BY PÉTER POGRÁNYI.
A drop in the ocean, pars pro toto, a lot of ordinary people, a clichéd story, reality, Shaw – or what you will, and what you won’t. The theatre of Árpád Schilling is a mirror into which even those who feel to be innocent in creating the world we live in look with a sense of dread. Neither the witness, nor the victim is shown clemency. REVIEW BY JUDIT CSÁKI.
It is possible that God does not exist at all, but nevertheless, or for that very reason, one can believe in him, one can pray to him, and, as many will testify from experience, one must fear him. (And according to Voltaire, as we all know, if He didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him.) BY JÓZSEF SÁNTHA
Jelenkor publishing house presents us with yet another sophisticated looking volume, On a Fantastic Journey, which is a collection of Péter Nádas’s seven essays that were published in journals or read openly in the past years, all of them busying around social-political issues. BY GÖKHAN AYHAN.
There is tension between the two words of the title. Flowers are associated with beauty, gobbling belongs to ugliness. But is the greed with which one gobbles flowers beautiful or ugly? And can one live on gobbling petals? An almost seven hundred page long tour de force is built on this contradiction. BY TAMÁS TARJÁN.